HOW DAZZLING CHINESE SILK DEFEATED THE ROMAN ARMY

If you’re outnumbered in a battle, remember that you can always turn to showmanship.

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Networking and creativity key to unlocking careers with DNA

University of Sydney scientist Shelley Wickham researches the new field of “DNA origami”. Read @ Sydney Morning Herald

 


Tumblr and the Futility of Porn Censorship

Disproven claims of pornography’s harm don’t justify the exclusion of sexuality from public life. Read at Libertarianism.org’s Prototype.


HOW WILL MASS AUTOMATION AFFECT LIFE DOWN UNDER?

From driverless trains in the mining sector to robots that build houses, numerous sectors in Australia have embraced automation. But how do people feel about machines that may threaten their job security?

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How to stop someone you know falling for an online romance scam

It is not easy to convince a close friend or relative that they have fallen for the charms of an online love cheat, counsellors say. Victims often cannot see the danger signs or simply do not want to, and may remain in denial even after they have been duped out of cash.

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MAD Transforms Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel into Tunnel of Light

A clammy 750-meter Japanese tunnel has been transformed into a permanent art installation. Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, which lies in the heart of Japan’s snow country, now features five spaces that play on the elements: wood, earth, metal, fire and water.

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Golden Bridge in Da Nang, a Land of Gods

Danang in central Vietnam is famous for its array of masterpiece bridges. The line-up ranges from Tran Thi Ly which is designed to resemble a sail; the cable-stayed Thuận Phước Bridge which acts as an axis connecting the town to stunning Linh Ung Pagoda; and fire-breathing, 666-meter engineering marvel Dragon Bridge—Vietnam’s longest steel bridge. Giving the fiery success symbol stiff competition, the surreally spectacular Cau Vang or Golden Bridge, straddles the scenic, misty Ba Na Hills area.

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